ZFS: Display Information about Pools Using zpool

The zpool command manages ZFS pools as shown in previous tech-recipes. Once a pool is created, its properties can been viewed with the list option of the zpool command.


To list all pools on the system, use the following:

zpool list
NAME SIZE USED AVAIL CAP HEALTH ALTROOT
techrx 127G 33.0K 127G 0% ONLINE -

For each pool configured on the system, this command shows the total size, the amount of space used and remaining (available), the resulting percent capacity, the health status. (ONLINE is good. FAULTED is bad.)

To look at only a specific pool, use the following:

zpool list poolname

 

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